These Are The Daves I Know

by ShadowStalker on February 10, 2005 · 0 comments

in News,Sci-Tech

Admit it.  Deep down, we all just want to break things.  Unfortunately, grant comittees don’t understand, so physicists have to invent elaborate explanations to justify spending two billion dollars on a machine that, essentially, breaks tiny things into even tinier things.

That’s why when Alpha showed me this satire of a BBC high energy physics report, I had to wonder.  It certainly sounds ridiculous enough to be high energy physics:

“AMD needs to collect a sample of several hundred collisions out of 40 million. And we have just three microseconds to decide whether a collision produced something interesting.”

But alas, there is no Black Mesa particle accelerator.  The Swiss may still beat us in the search for the elusive Kleiner particle.

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